Savoia & Jolanda Hotel
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On our 2nd day in Venice, we checked into a new hotel called Hotel Savoia and Jolanda. It was a cloudy and rainy spring day but we began with a walk through Venice anyway. We headed straight to the local fish market.This is a famous market where local fisherman come to show off their hard work. I was hopping with people and there was even a band …
... of these craftspeople at work. After wandering for most of the day, I found a little cafe and had a mussel pasta which was awesome, then decided to hop on the bus and head back to the hostel.
Friday I hit the islands off Venice - first stop was Murano, home of the famous glass makers. I took the ferry to Saint Marks square before setting off - had a look and was dissapointed at the lack of pigeons present at the ...
... and admire the view though, our guide, a tall Croatian woman carrying a distinctive white umbrella, was off in the distance, trying to shepherd two-hundred tourists through the narrow and very busy streets of Venice before we jammed up everything.
And then it started drizzling. From out of nowhere hawkers suddenly appeared selling umbrellas. A few people took up their offer, but most of us braved the rain in the hope that it would soon clear up.
Passing through ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSavoia & Jolanda Hotel Venice
The Savoia and Jolanda Hotel is located in the historical center of Venice, a few minutes away from St. Mark Square. The room is on the 4th floor with a small balcony overlooking the Grand Canal.
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Great Hotel, lovely spot! Breakfast, better than in the UK! Many British seem to stay here,..... ah! The Italians so rude like always, but, I can understand that,. my stay was on 2004, many things could have changed, but, all the same loved every moment!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Savoia & Jolanda Hotel Venice
An exquisite experience
I searched and researched numerous hotels before deciding on the Savoia and Jolanda and I am so glad that I did my homework. My wife and I stayed for 4 nights at the end of May and were delighted with every aspect. We were on a tight budget so we took a room without a view (which we honestly did not miss). The room was quiet, well appointed and romantic. The staff were most helpful and accomodating with any and all of our requests. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment there and its prime location made getting around quite easy. I strongly recommend the Savoia and Jolanda to anyone going to Venice -- It will truly enhance your experience. We DEFINATELY plan on returning.
Stunning hotel, incredible views. We had a suite for 3 nights and the view was unbelievable, can't stop raving about it. We had a balcony the length of the suite, jacuzzi, bathrobes and champagne compliments of the hotel. The Savoia is next door to the Danieli but heaps cheaper, location is fantastic for St Marks Square, vaporettos to anywhere. One small tip, beware the hotel's suggested free trip to Murano for the glass making display. We took it, along with guests from other hotels, nice boat ride to Murano but they drop you at a factory a fair way from the center of Murano, and the glass making display was only about 2 mins long (supposedly a very busy day so they couldn't show us much!!). Then the hard sell in their showrooms, after 15 mins we left without purchasing. We had been told by the hotel that the glass place would give us the vaporetto tickets to get back to Venice, but no-one knew anything. Never mind, we shoulda seen it coming, no such thing as a free lunch! But don't let this put you off the hotel, I would stay there again in a heartbeat.
Absolutely LOVED the Savoia
Was our honeymoon and we had booked the Jr Suite with a view of the St. Marks Basin. Its a fabulous room on the 4th floor and has a jacuzzi, balcony, fantastic views across the bay. Absolutely magnificient. Room fit for a king :) Situated right on the lagoon beautiful view of San Giorgo Island and Santa Maria church, less than 5 minute walk to San Marco, directly in front of the San Zaccaria vaporetto stop which was great for our commute. Food was average but since we didnt know too much of the place, so had our dinner there. You get a 25% discount if you stay at the hotel and thats great for the first night before you explore the place. Highly recommend the Savoia for people who want to live it up in Venice.
A definite best buy in Venice
This is a wonderful hotel-location near St. Marks Sq. and right at Vaparetto stop is excellent. People at the hotel very nice and helpful. Food is good in restaurant. Wonderful view of Grand Canal from front rooms. Prices here are much better than comparable hotels in area. No negative comments that I can think of.
Same view as the Danieli at one-thrid the price!
For the price, easily the most affordable and magical hotel in Venice. Our room, with a view for an artist's masterpiece, was furnished with gorgeous Venetian tapestry drapes and headboards, while the floor lamp, sconces, and chandelier were all done in the most exquisite shades of cream, gold and pink Venetian glass. I don't need to look anywhere else when I go to Venice again; I will always come back and stay at the Savoia.
We arrived and were initially disappointed our room didn't have a jacuzzi as i'd booked, this was quickly dealt with, we were given a fabulous room on the 4 th floor(top) had a jacuzzi, balcony, fantastic views across the bay,Food was avergage but room made up for it. Stay in a suite on the 4th floor if you can. Stayed 4 nights august 02
Great Waterfront Room
Had Jr. Suite here and the room/location was fabulous. Large room with huge double twin/matrimoniale bed, large sofa, plenty of built in shelves and hanging, two small balconies (standing room for 1 maybe 2 people on each balcony), large tub, towel warmer with 2 large fluffy robes, in-room safe. Situated right on the lagoon beautiful view of San Giorgo Island and Santa Maria church, less than 5 minute walk to San Marco, directly in front of the San Zaccaria vaporetto stop. Quiet at night, all the lagoon front rooms have full height, power, exterior metal blinds (venetian blinds??) that are controlled by switch directly next to bed, keeps the room dark in the morning and keeps out any lagoon noise in the night. Highly Recommended.
Fit for a Princess
Stayed here in March, 2002 for 3 nights -- a highlight of my trip to Italy!! The room, though somewhat small, had Venetian glass lamps and wall sconces, red brocade-type wall coverings with gold braid in the corners, a very comfortable bed, a modern bathroom with plenty of hot water, and a fluffy white robe. I did not have a room with a view, but didn't mind because I still felt like a princess and slept like a baby! In addition to the ultra-convenient location, the restaurant was good, and the staff (particularly Roberto Manca) was spectacular. They went out of their way to be helpful and were exceptionally friendly as well. I hope to stay here on every future trip to Venice!!
My husband and I stayed in a junior suite here in November and it was easily the best hotel experience we have ever had. The location is excellent, (5 minutes from St.Marks Square, 10 minutes from the Rialto). Access and ease of travel to other areas is unbeatable with a vaporetto stop on your doorstep. But best of all are the views. Do pay extra for a room with a view. We overlooked St Marks basin out to the Lido and San Giorgio and Guideca and then the opening to the Grand canal and Santo Spirito. We put our fluffy white hotel bathrobes on, sat on our balcony with a glass of chilled Prosecco and watched Venetian life unfold before our eyes. Posh and Becks or Michael and Catherine Douglas (for USA readers) couldn't have paid for a better view. It is three months later and I still get goose pimples thinking about it. Yes, that's right, you get the picture - I liked it!
Delighted with Savoia & Jolanda
Really enjoyed this hotel! Fabulous location just two blocks from San Marco/Doge's palace. Vaporetto to the Airport and Grand Canal leaves from right outside the door. Very comfortable bed in average size room. Buffet breakfast was nice but really loved the tables outside overlooking the lagoon! Food was great and reasonable. Hotel staff very helpful. Would stay there again, but this time in one of the rooms overlooking the lagoon!